May 19, 2015

Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe

I made it, finally my dream has come true. I wanted to try a chocolate mousse cake for quite a long time and i finally accompolished it. I made this special cake for my third year anniversary..

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I made a two layered rich dark chocolate cake, layered it with chocolate mousse, spread the mousse all over it, poured some chocolate sauce all over it and topped it with lots of chocolate shavings...Heaven in a bite..

The cake was so moist, fudgy, the mousse was very chocolaty and creamy. Alltogether it is a fool proof recipe and it is a keeper..

Hope you will this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 30 mins
Makes : 12 slices
Recipe Source : thep


Unsalted Soft Butter - 225 Grams

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup / 240 grams
Sugar - 2 cup / 400 grams
Cocoa Powder - 4 tblspn (Use good quality)
Boiling Water - 1 cup / 240 ml
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Eggs - 2
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE HERE)
Chocolate Shavings as needed
Chocolate Syrup as needed ( I used storebought)


Take two 9 inch round baking pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and coat it with oil on all sides. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 180 Degree C.

Take butter in a sauce pan, melt it down, add in cocoa powder and mix well. Add in boiling water and let it boil for few sec. Take it off the heat and set aside.

Take eggs in a bowl, add in buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda. Mix well and Set aside.

Take flour, salt, sugar in a large bowl. Mix well.

Pour in the hot cocoa mix and give a gentle mix.

Add in egg mix and fold gently.

Divide the batter between two cake pans and bake for 20 to 30 mins. Insert a toothpick to check whether the cake is done. If it comes clean then it is baked.

Remove the cake from oven and leave aside to cool a bit.

Invert the cake, peel off the parchment and set aside to cool completely.

When the cake is cooling, make the chocolate mousse.

Now take one of the round pan, line it with plastic wrap, place a cake in it, spread the mousse over it, place another cake over it, chill in the fridge for 15 mins.

Now remove the cake carefully. Spread the mousse all over the cake.

Now take your chocolate sauce, pour it over the cake and top the cake with chocolate shavings.

Chill the cake overnight. Serve.


Take your ingredients for the cake

Start by preparing the cake pan

I used a removable bottom pan..So i just greased it alone, If you are using a normal pan, just line the bottom with parchment and grease it well.

Drizzle some oil in

grease it well and set aside.

Bring 1 cup of water to a good boil

Take butter in a sauce pan

Melt it down

add in cocoa powder

give and good mix

Pour in the hot water and let it bubble for 20 sec or so..
Take it off the heat and set aside.

Take eggs in a bowl

add in vanilla

pour in some buttermilk

add in baking soda

mix well and set aside

Take flour in a bowl

add in sugar

add in salt

mix well

pour the chocolate mix in

mix gently

pour in egg mix

fold gently

Pour into baking pans

Bake till done..Let the cakes cool a bit

While the cakes are cooling, i made a batch of chocolate mousse..RECIPE HERE

Remove the cakes from the pan, let it cool completely

now take the same removable base pan, if you dont have that,
 just line the base of the pan with plastic wrap or foil

Place a cake in the bottom..

Spoon generously the dark chocolate mousse

spread it out evenly

Now place the other cake over it....
Let it set for 15 mins in fridge
now remove them

Spoon the mousse over the top

spread it all over the cake


Then i took my readymade chocolate topping

poured it out in a cup

pour it over the cake

Be generous

Look at that
I shaved some chocolates

Topped the whole cake with it

Chill the cake for a while and serve


  1. Superb cake yr..happy wedding anniversary..plz tell m the substitute of readymade chocolate topping...can I use ur homemade chocolate syrup recipe here..

  2. What is an alternate for eggs??

  3. Superb cake!! Please tell me from where yu got those removable base pans? Will it be available in Chennai...

  4. Substitute of egg in this cake recipe.

  5. How to make perfect chocolate curl or shaving ? I have a doubt If I use chocolate which kept in freez for few days , then is it necessary to comes in room temperature before making chocolate curls?

  6. Hi aarthi,
    how do you manage to post so many receipes in a single day...great...whenever i open your site
    to find out what u have posted there will be 2 or 3 at the least..

  7. Can i make it without eggs

  8. @Anonymousno there is no sub for eggs in this recipe

  9. @sutapa Purkayasthause room temp chocolate for best result

  10. Can u replace butter with oil.. Kindlyvreply soon making cake now.. If yes what is the measurement

  11. Can we replace butter with oil... What's the measure ment

  12. Happy Anniversary. All Best Wishes .

  13. Hi Aarthi. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recpie. I tried baking this cake, it came out soft and fluffy. However the egg yolk smell was very strong and I used all the measurements as you mentioned.please help and Happy Anniversary to you.

  14. @Chitra ShivaramakrishnanYes u can use oil, use same amount as mentioned

  15. Hi Aarthi,

    According to the measurements given, both flour and sugar are measured 2 cups. but in grams, it is 240 gms and 400 gms respectively. Are the cups measured for both different?

  16. Hi Aarthi,

    According to the measurements given, both flour and sugar are measured 2 cups. but in grams, it is 240 gms and 400 gms respectively. Are the cups measured for both different?

  17. @Anonymouseach ingredient weighs different. For eg - flour weighs less than sugar

  18. I honestly wish I could tell you EXACTLY how thankful I am to you for starting a blog like this!!!! This cake was the yummilicious cake I have made so far!!!!! i topped it with ganache instead of store bought topping and a bite literally took me to heaven!!!! Thank you so so soooo much for all the great recipes you post... God bless you and your family a lifetime of happiness always... :)

  19. Thank u aarthi... I made this cake at my child's birthday. It is so yummy. Thank u.. Thank u... Thank u...

  20. Can u tell me please how to make butter milk??

  21. @Arwa Muhammadi usually disolve curd with little water and use it.

  22. Hi aarthi..tried the cake came out really tasty.....though the mousse was a little runny..guess should try freezing it for some time before spreading it..would that b fine?

    One more thing I wanted to check with u was when I bake a cake I beat the white and yolk of the eggs separately.. but u beat both together...does it effect the texture of the cake...last query can v use d egg beater to mix the cake batter.. I normally use a flat spatula to fold it but it takes a lot of time...

    Thanks for posting such lovely receipes ..I have become an addict to ur site��

  23. hi trying to reduce maida intake. can wheat flour (atta) be a possible substitute? ?

  24. @vineetaannyes u can use wheat flour, but it will give you a little dense cake

  25. hi aarthi what is the procedure of preheating the oven i want to make a cake so how can i preheat the oven or

  26. @Anonymouscheck this post

  27. How to remove the cakepan from underneath the set cake? Can u show a video or pictures to remove the cake from the pan using cling wrap?

  28. @Chitra Shivaramakrishnanit is easy, just place a plate over it, invert it, peel off the plastic wrap and invert it again.

  29. Hi aarthi I'm a fan of ur blog.u r simply superb.I tried ur chocolate mousse cake.unfortunately it turned out to be little hard though it tasted go oven is of 27 ltrs.I baked cakes in 2 batches as there is not that much space in oven.I used square tin.can I use the two racks to bake at same time.waiting for ur reply.thanks...

  30. @Anonymousi think u cannot use two racks, it wont bake evenly

  31. If so what can i do???

  32. If so how can i make this cake?? Any other oven convection type.pls help me.can i make it as one cake instead of two???

  33. @Anonymousu can bake one cake, then once the cake is done, bake another one

  34. Hi the cake looks lovely please can u suggest a good cocoa powder brand that is easily available in mumbai

  35. Thanks alot aarthi.very sweet of you to reply.which doesn't happen often.keep posting your recipes.

  36. Can u please share recipe of homemade buttermilk I stay very confused with buttermilk for cakes recipes

  37. @muskaanmaking buttermilk is very simple, for ever 1 cup of milk add 2 tsp of vinegar or lemon juice, mix it and set aside for 5 to 10 mins..thats it

  38. where can i get removable bottom pans n measuring cups in mumbai?

  39. Hi usual, thanks for awesome recipes.wanted to ask u if its okay to make batter for both cakes together, & then bake them one at a time?

  40. Hey chechi.. please help me with this doubt.
    is it ok if i pour the whole batter in one cake pan and bake it? if not for how many minutes should I bake it?

    1. if you bake it in one cake pan, it wont bake evenly. also the inside wont be cooked.


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